Push to recruit Israel's Arab Christians in the military splits the community

  • by: KARIN LAUB , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 27, 2013 - 1:05 PM

NAZARETH, Israel — Dozens of Israeli soldiers respectfully rose from their seats as the Israeli national anthem began playing. The tinny recording of "Hatikva," an ode to the Jewish yearning for the Land of Israel, wrapped up a ceremony, held in Hebrew, during which speakers thanked the troops and handed out awards.

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